Dangers of Nazi-era xenophobia stalk Europe again

It falls to us to renew the second World War’s central lesson: never again

AfD supporters  hold a placard that says “Merkel has blood of her nation on her hands” during a protest rally in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

AfD supporters hold a placard that says “Merkel has blood of her nation on her hands” during a protest rally in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

My late father’s mantra was: “Your generation has been so lucky to grow up in peace.”

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